Sean Tyas

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Sean Edwin Tyas
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Sean Tyas in Melbourne, 2009
Background information
Born 1979 (age 37–38)
Massapequa Park, New York, United States
Genres Uplifting Trance, Progressive Trance, Tech Trance, Progressive House, Electro House
Years active 1999 - present
Website seantyasmusic.com

Sean Tyas /ˈtəz/ is an American DJ and electronic music producer based in Switzerland.[1][2] The genre of his productions and DJ sets can be broadly categorized as trance.

Career[edit]

Sean Tyas burst onto the scene in 2006, after Sander van Doorn selected him as the winner of the “Punk’d” remix contest. Shortly after releasing his debut single and first #1 record (Lift), Mixmag & Beatport named him “Best New DJ” and “One To Watch,” marking the beginning of Tyas’ journey to becoming one of the most celebrated names in trance music. Throughout his 10-year career, he’s racked up a multitude of landmark achievements, including a much lauded BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix to his credit—a rare feat by any trance artist. His discography is filled with 5 mix compilations and an impressive amount of #1 hits, such as his unforgettable remix of Dash Berlin and Emma Hewitt’s “Waiting,” and his ground breaking single “Seven Weeks,” which spent an astounding 12 weeks at #1. Often known for turning a great track into a monster hit of ‘tytanic’ proportions, his remix credits include reworks for early Tiësto, Above & Beyond, Dash Berlin, Lange, Gareth Emery, and a co-production (Intricacy) with Armin van Buuren to name a few.[3]

Tyas’ 5 recent consecutive high rankings within the highly coveted DJ Mag Top 100 poll are a result of his dynamic DJ performances at some of the best clubs and festivals in the world, including Tomorrowland, A State Of Trance, Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, Electric Zoo, Godskitchen, Gatecrasher, Ministry Of Sound, Beyond Wonderland, Avalon Hollywood, Privilege Ibiza, and many more. In 2009 Tyas mixed CD 2 of the Euphoria Trance Awards compilation.[4]

In 2013, Sean saw the release of his two biggest singles since 2011, "Lose My Logic" and "Now You See." The latter reached #2 yet dominated the Top 5 of the Beatport trance chart for 6 consecutive weeks.[5]

In 2014, Sean signed a highly publicized, exclusive multi-album deal with iconic dance music label, Black Hole Recordings. His debut LP is scheduled for a 2015 release on Black Hole.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Originally from Massapequa Park, New York, Sean's interest in electronic music began in 1991 when he heard a tape containing various electronic interpretations of "O'Fortuna." From then on, he began listening to what was then known as "techno." He took his first steps into music production in 2000/2001, using software called Impulse Tracker on the Microsoft DOS operating system.[7]

In 2004, Sean moved to Germany to begin work producing for DJ Beam, followed by a move to a more appealing set-up in Switzerland, where he produced several successful singles for Dave202. Sean continues to live in Switzerland, now with his Swiss wife, Mirella.

Radio[edit]

Sean presents an internet radio show entitled Tytanium Sessions (Rebrand of The Wednesday Whistle & Phased Out Phriday program) which airs on the first Monday of once a month on Digitally Imported's trance channel di.fm/trance. This show is also distributed via the iTunes Store in the form of a podcast.

Selected discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • 2016 – Degeneration

Compilations[edit]

  • 2008 – Tytanium Volume 01
  • 2010 – Trance Pioneers 001
  • 2011 – Tytanium Sessions - Alpha

DJ Mixes[edit]

  • 2007 – Live As... Vol 4 (with John Askew)
  • 2007 – Techno Club Vol. 24 (with Talla 2XLC)
  • 2008 – Trance World Volume 3
  • 2009 – Euphoria: Trance Awards 2009 (with Simon Patterson & Claudia Cazacu)

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